City of Dubuque Arts & Culture News

Special Projects Grants Deadline Extended

Debra Alleyne
Arts & Cultural Affairs Coordinator

April 3, 2018 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- The City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission are currently accepting competitive applications from all interested parties for special projects grants for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 grant cycle, which runs July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. 

The deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Thursday, April 26. A new grant workshop has also been added and will be held at noon on Thursday, April 19, at the Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave. Information on how to apply, guidelines, tips, and applications are available at

The special projects fund is designed to fund creative and artistic projects that have a strong community engagement focus. These grants are intended to fund arts and cultural projects that are unique and innovative and offer diverse communities an opportunity to be inspired and participate in the quality programming. There is a significant focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and grantees will be required to engage diverse audiences.

For additional information, please contact City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator Debra Alleyne at or 563-690-6059. Complete application materials are posted online at

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